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Grand Rapids, Mich. (December 13, 2013)—On Thursday, December 12, Matt Reynolds, associate editor for books at Christianity Today, announced the winners of the 2014 Christianity Today Book Awards competition. Three Baker Academic books were listed among the winning titles in three separate categories.



The End of Apologetics: Christian Witness in a Postmodern Context  by Myron B. Penner

(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801035982; ebook ISBN 9781441251091; $19.99)

The End of Apologetics received Christianity Today’s Award of Merit.


Missions/Global Affairs

Understanding Christian Missions: Participation in Suffering and Glory by Scott W. Sunquist

(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801036156; ebook ISBN 9781441242143; $34.99)



The Mystery of God: Theology for Knowing the Unknowable by Steven D. Boyer and Christopher A. Hall

(Baker Academic; ISBN 9780801027734; ebook ISBN 9781441240170; $19.99)


Each year, Christianity Today honors books that have special significance to the Christian community.  In the past, CT has selected winners in ten different categories.  This year, they have made two significant changes to their competition. They have added another category, Her.meneutics, which is geared toward readers of CT’s women’s blog.  Plus, they have established their first-ever Book of the Year award, which selects the top publication from among all of the winning titles. For a complete list of 2014 Christianity Today Book Award winners, please click here.  Winners will receive an official 2014 Christianity Today Book Award certificate.

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